Poitou-Charentes

Camping guide to Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Camping guide to Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)

Poitou-Charentes (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) in the southwest of France is one of the country’s most popular camping destinations. It’s no wonder, with a diverse landscape incorporating four departments that take in some of the best beaches and most glorious countryside in France, this is a region that makes for very happy campers says Finán O’Donoghue, CEO of […]

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Gorgeous gites and B&B in Charente-Maritime | Cottages and Classics

Gorgeous gites and B&B in Charente-Maritime | Cottages and Classics

There’s nothing ordinary about a holiday with Cottages and Classics gites and B&B at La Rose des Vents. The former Cognac domaine consists of an elegant Manor House and two charming cottages in La Tacherie, in the heart of stunning Charente-Maritime, southwest France. A relaxing break in Charente-Maritime Cottages and Classics offer a diverse range of […]

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Things to do for the whole family in Charente-Maritime

Written by on March 19, 2018 in Poitou-Charentes
Things to do for the whole family in Charente-Maritime

There’s a little pocket of France which remains one of its hidden gems – Charente-Maritime. It hovers across four departments, right on the cusp of where north meets south. The area is well served by airports and motorways yet is still distinctly rural in feel. A very French corner of France It’s a place where […]

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The charming, unspoiled Ile d’Aix Charente Maritime

Written by on January 8, 2018 in Poitou-Charentes
The charming, unspoiled Ile d’Aix Charente Maritime

The little island of Ile d’Aix sits off the coast from the lovely port town of la Rochelle in the Charente-Maritime region. Quaint and quirky, this bijou islet is a perfect place for a get-away-from-it-all break or a fabulous day trip. There are just 40 full time residents living on the island and most holiday […]

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Top tips for visiting Futuroscope theme park Poitou-Charentes, France

Written by on January 3, 2018 in Poitou-Charentes, Theme Parks
Top tips for visiting Futuroscope theme park Poitou-Charentes, France

Futuroscope theme park in Poitou-Charentes make for a brilliant day out or short break. Read our review of this fabulous theme park that’s great for the whole family. Top tips for a visit to Futuroscope Try and avoid peak times, in particular the first three weeks in August. There’s a “Pass Premium” available for 15€/person […]

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Futuroscope Theme Park France for a fantastic day out

Written by on January 3, 2018 in Poitou-Charentes, Theme Parks
Futuroscope Theme Park France for a fantastic day out

The award winning Futuroscope theme park in Poitou-Charentes, southwest France, is brilliant for kids of all ages! What is Futuroscope all about? If you haven’t heard of Futuroscope, what exactly is it? Well put at its simplest, it’s a theme park just outside Poitiers. The attractions are based on multimedia, cinematography and audio-visual techniques, with […]

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A brilliant family holiday in the Vendee France

Written by on December 12, 2017 in Poitou-Charentes
A brilliant family holiday in the Vendee France

Lying poolside with a glorious blue sky overhead, basking in the sun’s warming rays, all I could hear was the sound of my two children playing happily in the water at my feet. It may have only been the first day of my family’s week-long holiday in Vendée, on the west coast of France, but […]

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Fun things to do for the family in La Rochelle France

Written by on November 18, 2017 in Poitou-Charentes
Fun things to do for the family in La Rochelle France

Anyone who’s ever been to La Rochelle knows that it’s the essence of charm and style. A pretty harbour surrounded by cafés and stalls. Historic twin towers stand watch and usher in the Atlantic,  ancient covered arcades and narrow streets that lead to the market. An effortless southern style in a western corner of France. […]

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5 fabulous family activities in La Vendée France

Written by on November 16, 2017 in Poitou-Charentes
5 fabulous family activities in La Vendée France

La Vendée is a great place for family holidays, 18 famous seaside resorts and more activities than you could possibly do in a busy week of fun! Family fun for foodies As a foodie that loves to uncover natural food sources, one of my personal highlights  on a visit to La Vendée , was our […]

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Staying at Puy du Fou theme park in France

Written by on November 1, 2017 in Poitou-Charentes
Staying at Puy du Fou theme park in France

Although it’s described as a theme park there are no rides here. Instead think more along the lines of Universal Studios as there are several shows to be wowed at. And, they will astound you – no matter what your age. Romans, Pirates and Pianos at Puy du Fou This is one of the most […]

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